About Us

John Aiken, DMD, is the cosmetic dentist at the helm of Inverness Smiles, located in Birmingham, Alabama. He believes in developing long-term relationships with his patients. He strives to care for the needs of the entire family - from babies to grandparents. For Dr. Aiken, patients aren't just a number—they are valued family members.

Dr. Aiken worked as a teacher for eleven years before pursuing a career in dentistry. His career in teaching took him from Vermont to Guinea, West Africa, South Korea, and the state of Georgia. Dr. Aiken then took a personality test to discover the perfect profession to match his inner being. The results pointed towards farming, race car driving, and dentistry. Dr. Aiken chose dentistry and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. 

He loves being able to help his patients with their dental needs and looks forward to going into work every day. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys camping, gardening, photography, and scuba diving, but not all four simultaneously.

Our Mission

We are a dental home for our patients at Inverness Smiles. We provide individualized preventative dental health programs that will improve our patients’ overall health, enhancing their quality of life. We deliver accurate and honest assessment for dental diseases and conditions while utilizing the most advanced materials and techniques in the dental field today to offer optimal solutions. Our team - from the cheerful front office manager to compassionate dental clinicians - offers a patient-centric environment that promotes comfort, trust, and education so that you leave our office more confident about your smile and oral health than when you first walked in.


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Welcome, from our family to yours!

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Insurance Plans Welcome!

The team at Inverness Smiles is happy to accept most insurance plans. Please contact our office directly if you have any questions regarding your coverage.

Colonial Life
Delta Dental
EMI Health
Freedom Life
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Words from our patients

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    "Omg they are so amazing . I love the massage chair and the tv with Netflix . Made it way more Comfortable and they are so nice . Office is so clean."

    Keela M.
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    "I am so happy I found Dr. Aiken @ Inverness Smiles! I have been extremely pleased with the way he takes his time to listen to my concerns and is sensitive to my needs."

    Cathryn B.
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    "The staff and dentist are extremely friendly and accommodating. Very comfortable space with TV’s on the ceiling. I highly recommend them."

    Clint N.
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    "I came in for my first appointment with Inverness smiles and left satisfied with the services they offered. The doctor was very sincere."

    S P.
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    "Dr. Aiken and staff are incredibly accommodating and friendly. They went above and beyond to help me out with an urgent need and I'm incredibly thankful!"

    Jeremy A.
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    "This practice is the perfect blend of expertise and caring service."

    Julie P.
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    "I could not ask for a better experience. If you have a fear of the dentist, I would highly recommend Dr Aiken!"

    Jessica S.

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Inverness Smiles
5291 Valleydale Road, Suite 129
Birmingham, AL 35242
Phone: 205-606-6476
Fax: 205-995-3990
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